Sarawak MPs are Parliament-friendly

2009-06-11-PARLIAMENT

Dewan Rakyat deputy speaker Datuk Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said, “Just don’t sit at the back there so much so that people do not know where you are. You’ll be surprised that some ministers do not know you because you never speak …” Read the full news extract.

Thank you Datuk for highlighting this issue. The rakyat has been having that view for a very long time. We did raise it up in various forum, coffeeshop talks, etc. Yesterday it came from you, and, we appreciate it so much. Beside the more vocal MP like Dato Seri Tiong, we hardly heard from the rest. Errr.. even this MP also goes on silent mode this days!

We too have wondered if the MPs know the purpose of being at the Dewan Rakyat. Look at the poor state of our infrastructure. Their speeches in the rural longhouses almost mean nothing because it just ended there. The only obvious reason is to look capable of delivering public speeches.

The common phrase we hear is “Anang enda ngundi perintah, enggai ke kita tinggal pemansang“. Ya rite! After that? What? “Ukai enda diaduka, tang peruntukkan bedau datai“..

Kati ka datai enti mulut YB bisu, sekretari enda ngereja pengawa.. Ka betaun nganti enda mih datai.Semampai ngarap belama.

Flashed right on the front page of our MPs being too quiet! It is shame of you who only knows how to deliver kampung speeches but put you at the national level.

Bisi aja saut bala sida MP tu dua tiga hari ke ka datai.. being quiet doesn’t mean we do not help or serve the rakyat.. ya right! Beciping!

Selected comments from my Facebook:

Everthemore Groovytuai at 08:24 on 12 June
LOL..wattoodooo where quantity overpowers quality. Boss, lapa enda mandam mija neh hehehhe..sometimes, people don’t see it as opportunity but rather a privilege to ride on in.

Akim Bujang at 09:06 on 12 June
anak nanyak aku jang… aku enda nemu utai – A former deputy minister standard answer….

Rantai Naga at 11:25 on 12 June
Sarawakian MPs are a either:

  1. No brainer
  2. Ignorant
  3. Not people centric
  4. (Most unlikely) Got brain, not ignorant and people-centric   but somehow their constituency got NO PROBLEM at all”

2 thoughts on “Sarawak MPs are Parliament-friendly”

  1. The MPs were there because we want them to be there (at the Parliament/Dewan Rakyat),but if they decide to be dumb during the sitting,well its their choice and we also got our choice too (tunggu next election)…we will pick a better representative whom we think can speak for us…or maybe these MPs are point #4 by Rantai Naga :no problem,no speak..why want to put his nose on other constituency’s affairs,sometimes there were unnecessary shouting(as seen telecast on tv)

  2. Extract from Facebook:

    Geoffrey Singgon said at 19:37 on 12 June
    Endang baka kitai mensia. Ambika banding dalam kelas bisi 45 iku nembiak. Bisi mih nembiak ke enda regas – nadai kala nanya pengajar, nadai kala nyaut tanya, tak duduk aja ngapuska taun. Taun siti baka nya ga. 5 taun udah nya nyau datai ba form 5. Aku ngambi analogi nembiak sekula laban peneleba ti kala ngajar nembiak suba. Sama mega enggau orang … Read moretuai enti bisi kus tauka seminar; bisi orang duduk di sukut diau diri nganti hari ke hapus.

    Pekara tu lama udah ditemu orang mayuh tang nadai siku deka ngiruh diri nyebut.

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